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  1. Channel: Drug
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Abi Subramanian, Group VP of Customer Loyalty, Marketing at the Walgreens Advertising Group. Follow Abi Subramanian on LinkedIn at: Walgreens advertising group on LinkedIn at: Abi answers the following questions : 1. Welcome back, since we last had you, here you are at Walgreens. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. awarded $50,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses during the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. During the pitch competition component of the event, 15 companies from across the Midwest presented to a panel of judges and more than 150 event attendees. The […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has named Tony Rogers as senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Rogers has served as chief marketing officer at Walmart and chief marketing officer at Signet Jewelers. At Dollar General, he will lead the company’s marketing, brand, media and personalization strategies across all digital channels and the DG Media Network. “I […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — In May 2024, U.S. retail sales, including both discretionary general merchandise and consumer packaged goods (CPG), changed very little compared to last year’s performance. During this period, spanning the four weeks ending June 1, 2024, revenue grew 1% and unit demand remained level with the same time last year. Consumers have adjusted their […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — KISS Products has debuted their partnership with 2020 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion, Suni Lee, naming her a brand ambassador for the NEW KISS Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System.  In her role as a Brand Ambassador, Suni will be the face of the Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System, and will be featured […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Amazon has teamed up with media investment company GroupM to co-develop original, shoppable content for the new Amazon Live free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel, which launched in April 2024 on Amazon’s Prime Video and Freevee streaming TV services. The mobile experience that sits alongside Amazon Live’s streaming TV content. (Image courtesy Amazon) The partners will […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Clairol and Glamsquad have partnered to offer free at-home hair-color appointments in four markets this summer: Los Angeles, Miami, NYC and Dallas-Ft. Worth. The two-hour Clairol House Calls will include a personalized hair-coloring session led by a Glamsquad professional, as well as a manicure and blowout to complete the makeover. Consumers can select their hair […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
SAN FRANCISCO — Sally Beauty and Instacart have announced a partnership to offer same-day delivery. Customers can now select from over 7,000 products to be delivered in as fast as an hour. The partnership will be available nationwide with offerings from more than 2,200 Sally Beauty store locations, following a successful smaller collaboration with Instacart […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE — Amazon Pharmacy announced Tuesday that RxPass is now available to Prime members on Medicare, opening access to affordable medication to over 50 million more people. Amazon Pharmacy’s RxPass subscription program provides unlimited access to 60 common medications for just $5/month, and includes 24/7 access to a pharmacist, and fast, free delivery—including same-day delivery […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Retailers have a critical role to play in providing health care products and services in a way that is more personalized, inclusive, accessible and holistic, according to retail executives who spoke earlier this month at a WSL event called “Beyond Wellness. The Future of Health. What Shoppers Really Want.” Andrea Brookhart, director […]
  1. Department: HBC
Cannabis edibles brand Pot + Pan will open its first retail store in Portland, Maine on June 15, 2024, in the Woodfords Corner neighborhood. The Pot + Pan Kitchen will feature a curated selection of kitchenware and lifestyle products alongside a 21+ cannabis experience. Image courtesy Pot + Pan The Pot + Pan ethos, to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
NEW YORK, NY — Shop TODAY has awarded plant-powered skincare brand TruSkin® a beauty award for its best-selling Vitamin C Facial Serum. The brand, currently a top trending brand per NielsenIQ, is thrilled that its hero product won best budget vitamin C serum. Made with sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), a gentle and effective form of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Fisherman’s Friend is anticipating a spike in consumer demand with the launch of its ‘Restore in the Great Outdoors’ social media campaign this summer. The brand is calling upon retailers and pharmacists to fortify their supplies with its nine-strong, lozenges, as the brand is set… This story continues at Fisherman’s Friend launches seasonal push Or […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail industry events are typically designed to showcase the brands and executives that have it all figured out: they’ve conquered business challenges, embraced industry disruptions and charted their own unique path to growth. But the reality is that the retail industry is always changing — and so are consumers. That means even if leadership teams […]
  1. International
TJX — the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra — has entered a joint venture with the South American multi-brand retailer Grupo Axo to expand its off-price business into Mexico. Axo is a leading retailer of apparel, fashion accessories, footwear, beauty and personal care, with a slate of full- and off-price brands that operate […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Speaking at WSL’s event on Thursday, CVS Health’s Erin Condon talked about how consumer expectations around health care are changing, requiring a more personalized, inclusive and holistic approach. “At the end of the day, health is about living,” Condon said. Condon, who is chief marketing officer of pharmacy and consumer wellness at […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — Circana has released the 2023 New Product Pacesetters report, showcasing the top-selling new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood consumer packaged goods sectors. The report shared that consumers sought exploration as they adjusted to active post-pandemic lifestyles. Leading products reflect shifts in Americans’ daily routines, offering increased versatility and venturing into […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
BOSTON – Yellow Wood announced the acquisition of Elida Beauty brands from Unilever. The portfolio of consumer brands acquired in the deal includes Q-tips, Caress, Ponds, Noxzema,  and St. Ives and others. In conjunction with the closing, Alfie Vivian has been appointed as CEO of Elida to work with the Yellow Wood team to develop […]
  1. Channel: Drug
There is no better way to find out what’s going on at retail than to actually visit stores, which is exactly what Retail TouchPoints had the chance to do while in Chicago this week for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE). RTP’s editors joined the #RICE24 store tours hosted by intrepid travelers and retail […]
  1. Media & Marketing
When influencers first burst on the scene it was all about selling products. But as consumer trends evolve, influencers have taken on more diverse roles, and with that, they’re attracting new audiences. So let’s have a look at how influencer marketing is changing: Influencers’ role has evolved As a group, influencer followers are maturing The […]
  1. Channel: Club
For the fourth year, Retail TouchPointsand Design:Retailare revealing a new class of emerging leaders worth knowing. The 40 Under 40 Awards and its winners represent the diversity of the retail industry and its various players: brands, technology vendors, agencies and consultancies, and design firms. And at the brand level, we have the honor of spotlighting […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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